Audi e-tron earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating - Audi E-Tron EV Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Audi e-tron earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

This is some pretty exciting news, the Audi e-tron became the first "pure battery electric vehicle" to win the IHS' Top Safety Pick+ rating.

The e-tron, introduced for the 2019 model year, is a plug-in battery-electric vehicle with no gasoline or diesel engine to help power the car. The e-tron fulfills the criteria to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award with standard equipment. To qualify for the award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

The e-tron performed well in crashworthiness testing, earning good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

The SUV's standard front crash prevention system rates superior in IIHS track tests. It avoided a collision in the 25-mph test and reduced its impact speed by an average of 11 mph in the 12-mph test. Its forward collision warning component meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The e-tron's only available headlights static LEDs with high-beam assist earn a good rating. High-beam assist is a system that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 12:05 PM
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This is really good to know. Thanks for finding this. My wife will love hearing this.
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